The health tech industry is constantly changing. In order to keep up with the change, we need new and sustainable digital services and platforms. This evolving industry sparked Anita Navaratnam’s interest.
Navaratnam is one of digital health tech company Sygeny’s three owners. Founded in early 2016 and based in Helsinki, Sygeny specializes in digital health product development, health analytics and outcomes based evaluations. Sygeny works with companies to build and deliver digital health solutions based on evidence measured across clinical, economics or humanistic parameters.
”We conduct scientific validations and outcomes research for companies in order to build a stronger value proposition for their products and to discover unmet needs in healthcare. This will help companies build more sustainable business”, Navaratnam summarizes.
Sygeny has three founders, Anita Navaratnam, Howard Friedman and Prakash Navaratnam. They also have a global network that consists of professionals, academics and companies from different branches within the healthcare and digital technology field. Right now the network includes over 70 experts globally from data scientists to medical and digital experts that Sygeny partners with in different projects.
Finland shows potential
Sygeny has been an international company from day one. It is affiliated with two other health analytics and outcomes research companies, Datamed Solutions LLC based in New York City, and DMS Informatics Ltd based in Kuala Lumpur, founded by Howard Friedman and Prakash Navaratnam respectively. The two companies are already well established in their field, which means vast amounts of experience and networks from which Sygeny can benefit from.
The Sygeny trio wanted to found a company in Finland mainly because of the country’s potential in digital health tech services. According to Navaratnam, Nordic countries are leaders in the area of digital health technology and innovation.
”Helsinki has been buzzing for a while now. The combination of universities, strong business networking organizations, health hubs and accelerators make Helsinki a very attractive location. We have a strong safety net, which is why it’s good to be here”, Navaratnam recounts.